September 3, 2015

8 facts about American workers

Although the U.S. economy is recovering and appears to be on stable ground compared with other parts of the world, there’s still a lot of debate over how to best secure the future for American workers.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 24, 2015

Proposal could make nearly 5 million workers newly eligible for overtime

Proposed new overtime rules would make nearly 5 million white-collar workers eligible for time-and-a-half – mostly retail and food service managers, office administrators, low-level financial workers and other modestly paid managers and office professionals.

HispanicAugust 17, 2015

Analysis shows fewer Hispanic young adults ‘disconnected’ from school, jobs

Helped by the economic recovery, the share not working or enrolled in school dropped to a historic low of 16% by 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis found.

August 3, 2015

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live

Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.

July 29, 2015

More Millennials Living With Family

Despite improvements in the labor market, Millennials today are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households than they were in the depths of the Great Recession.

Fact TankJuly 13, 2015

Where teens are finding summer jobs: More food service, less retail

Fewer teens are working summer jobs, but those who are are more likely to be in the accommodation and food service sector and less likely to be working retail.

Fact TankJune 23, 2015

The fading of the teen summer job

The share of teens working summer jobs has dwindled, from well over half as recently as the 1980s to less than a third last year.

May 11, 2015

Millennials surpass Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force

With its disproportionately large share of immigrants, and at an age of transition from college to the working world, the Millennial generation’s workforce is highly likely to grow even further in the near future.

Fact TankMay 8, 2015

For young Americans, unemployment returns to pre-recession levels

More than half (50.9%) of the nation’s nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.

April 14, 2015

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

77% of women and 63% of men believe “this country needs to continue making changes to give men and women equality in the workplace.”